DURING HIKING WITH DRONE IN KROMPACHY I HAVE SEEN A SUNNY MORNING WITH THE SUN AND THE CITY AWAKENING FROM FOG. THIS VIDEO IS FROM SERIES “NATURAL LANDSCAPES”. FILMED WITH MY DRONE PHANTOM 3 PROFESSIONAL IN 2016.
Krompachy (German: Krompach, Hungarian: Korompa) is a town in Slovakia, with a rich mining and metallurgical history, well-known both in Slovakia and in its close neighboring countries for its Plejsy ski center.
The town was first mentioned in 1282 in a charter by king Ladislaus IV as belonging to the domain of Spiš Castle. The town’s name derives from German, as the town was settled by German colonists.
From then onwards, it was a centre of mining and metallurgy until the end of the 20th century, particularly focussed on the iron and copper industries. At the start of the 20th century, the Krompachy Ironworks (Krompašská železiareň) had around 3,500 employees and was the biggest ironworks of its time in the Kingdom of Hungary. The Ironworks closed after World War I.
In 1921, there was a bloody uprising, known as the Krompachy Uprising (Slovak: Krompašská vzbura) in the town. Since 1991, following the industrial decline and as a result of large scale investment, Plejsy became an internationally visited alpine ski centre and became known as a holiday destination.
As well as the skiing centre at Plejsy, Krompachy is known for its scenery of hills, valleys and fields. This, together with a number of local natural and cultural sites, have made the town a year-round tourist destination.
Roman Catholic church of Evangelic Saint John, built in the classical style from 1774
17th century baroque curia reconstructed into a private hotel
Krompachy Uprising monument (see below)
The administrative building of the former ironworks
Eastern Slovakia’s first water plant
Krompachy is situated in the central Spiš area in the valley of the Hornád river, 360 to 450 metres (1,181–1,476 ft) above sea level. The town lies on the meeting point of three mountain ranges; the Levoča Hills (Levočské vrchy) and Branisko Massif (the highest point is Slubica 1,129 metres (3,704 ft) above sea level) are to the north and the Volovec Mountains (Volovské vrchy) (part of the Slovenské rudohorie Mountains) are to the south. The town is surrounded on every side by mountain massifs, with summits 900 to 1,100 metres (2,953–3,609 feet) above sea level.
SPORT AND LEISURE ACTIVITIES
For athletes the following sites are available: Plejsy ski center, football stadium on SNP Street, gymnasium and swimming pool on Maurerova Street, tennis court on Trangusova Street, natural ice rink on SNP Street, as well a multi-function table tennis court on the area of the secondary grammar school and the IN-LINE park.
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